Unit 4.6: Defence against your phone being monitored

Defence against your phone being monitored
We all have them. Mobile phones have grown to become an extension of our lives. When’s the last time you left the house without your mobile phone? Chances are it was an accident. It is no secret that we use our mobile phones way too much. We have become too dependent on these devices and their capabilities. Listed above was the methods used to monitor a mobile phone, the defence against this is to install the shield software on your phone that is sold by www.flexispy.com however there may be times that other methods are used, here are a few signs your phone is being monitored by government agencies or external sources. Your Battery Temperature One indicator of a possible phone tap is the temperature of your battery. Feel your cell phone if you haven’t used it for a while. If it feels warm, this means your phone could be still in use, even if you are not on a call. Please note however that heat mgtay be from overuse. Your battery being hot is only a potential sign if your phone has been powered down for a while. Phone Not Staying Charged
Having to charge your mobile phone more often than normal is another potential sign. If you haven’t used it any more than usual, your phone could be in use when you aren’t using it. When a cell phone is tapped it loses its battery life faster. A tapped cell phone is constantly recording conversations in the room, even when the phone appears to be idle.
You can use an app like BatteryLife LX or Battery LED (iPhone) to monitor your phone’s battery life and history over time.


[Note]: Cell phone batteries tend to lose the ability to stay charged over time. If you’ve had your phone for over a year, your battery may be going bad due to overuse and constant charging over time. Delay in Shutting Down When shutting down your phone, if you face issues such as a delay, the back light remaining lit for a time after being shut down, or refusal to shut off, your phone could be tapped. Always be aware of inexplicable activity on your phone. Since phones are made up of hardware and software, however, this could also be caused due to a glitch in the system or some kind of internal problem as well.

More Strange Activity

While turned on, does your phone ever light up, shut down, power up, or install a program on its own? Strange activity such as this could also be a sign of someone else controlling your device. Note that this can also happen due to interference during the transmission of data.


Noise When on a call, a tapped phone will often include background noises. Usually in the form of echoes, static, or clicking, these sounds can either be caused by interference, a bad connection, or someone else listening in. If you ever hear a pulsating static noise coming from your phone when you are not using it, however, you may have a problem.


If you are using your cell phone in close proximity to other electronic devices, like a television, and the other devices become distorted, this could be a sign that additional hardware is installed in the cell phone. A lot of times this distortion is normal, but if it is happening while you’re not on a call it could be something to watch for.

What Can You Do About This?

Engage in Disinformation: If you suspect your phone conversations are being recorded or tapped by someone you know, you can engage in disinformation to confirm this. Tell someone you trust some “personal” information about yourself on your cell phone. If you find out later that others know the information then you know someone may have been listening.

Get Assistance: If you have reason to believe your cell phone is tapped, take it to your cell phone carrier for assistance. The police are also an option as they have equipment that can test your phone for a bug, but you should only go this route if you are fairly certain of a phone tap.

Conclusion: I would like to restate that the chances of your phone is actually bugged by an external government source etc are very slim. A lot of the phenomena I’ve mentioned here can be explained by phone overuse, bad connections, or interference, but they are signs to look for if you are worried. If you’re a good Samaritan, the chances are good that your phone is clean. If you want to be safe, you should lock your phone with a password and keep it around you at all times. When you aren’t using it, you can remove the battery to ensure that no one can listen in. No matter what is done to a phone, removing the battery will protect you